PennTracks

Below are the PennTracks that will be offered in 2021!

PennTracks are free, guided tours throughout Philly that will be offered to first-year and second-year students. Join your fellow classmates in discovering more about your new home! We will have a registration link up soon for each event, so be sure to check back here during orientation!

NOTE: DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, PENNTRACKS FOR FRESHMAN ON 8/28 AND SOPHOMORES ON 8/29 ARE ALL CANCELLED.

Avenue of the Arts
Avenue of the Arts

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Philadelphia has been a cultural Mecca for over two hundred years. There is great theatre, ballet, opera, and music abounding in this city, and the Avenue of the Arts is the cultural spine.
Chinatown
Chinatown

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This tour will take you through one of the several Asian American cultural centers of the entire Philadelphia region. Chinatown offers a variety of amazing cuisines including Japanese, Thai, Korean, Burmese, Halal, Malaysian, and Vietnamese. Each one is unique, so you won't know which is your favorite until you've tried them all. Chinatown offers much more than just great restaurants. Through this tour you will see churches, temples, artwork, and a concert hall among other highlights.
Old City
Old City

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This tour will take you through the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who lived in Philadelphia when they were laying the groundwork for a new nation. But you will see more than Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. This tour will also visit 18th century churches, 19th century factories that became 20th century apartments and art galleries, and the hippest restaurants of the 21st century.
Italian Market
Italian Market

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This tour will take you down to Philly's Italian Market where you can taste cuisines from around the world. Hit up Pat's and Geno's and find out which one makes the better cheesesteak. You should also try out the various delis, specialty shops, and food vendors along the way.
Rittenhouse Square
Rittenhouse Square

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This tour will take you through the beautiful Victorian neighborhoods around Rittenhouse and Fitler Squares towards the Schuylkill River Park.
South Philly
South Philly

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This tour will take you down to South Street, into the heart of South Philly with its largely Italian neighborhoods and through the famous Italian Market. It continues through the oldest neighborhood in the city, Queen Village, and then up and down the eclectic and energetic South Street. Along the way, you will find the best cheesesteak, water ice, seafood, pizza, and cookies in the city, so come hungry!
The Mural Mile
The Mural Mile

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This tour of Center City takes you through the many exquisite mural pieces that Philadelphia has to offer. The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program was founded in 1984 by Jane Golden to combat the city's rampant graffiti, and it has evolved into a staple of the City of Brotherly Love and a proud demonstration of cultural identity.
West Philly
West Philly

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This tour of West Philadelphia will take you past campus to visit The Woodlands, Clark Park, Garden Court, and more! Explore every cultural aspect of this famous area, from beautiful Victorian neighborhoods to great ethnic restaurants and a great park—all in Penn’s backyard.
Midtown Village
Midtown Village

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This tour will lead you around one of Philly's richest areas for food, shows, history, and more. Come and be introduced to the Midtown Village community, including the vibrant theatre scene, antique shops, restaurants, and the Gayborhood, the central hub of Philadelphia's LGBT community.
Penn Sustainability
Penn Sustainability

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Interested in seeing how Penn prioritizes sustainability on campus? Want to find the best spots to enjoy nature in the city? Curious how our campus developed into the pedestrian-friendly, green space it is today? Join the Penn Sustainability tour to find out how the Penn community is working to advance a sustainable future in our own backyard. Highlights include: turtle sightings in the Biopond, foraging in the Penn Park Orchard, and finding the best studying trees on campus.

All photos above are from www.visitphilly.com, www.phillymag.com, and www.uwishunu.com. These websites are also great resources for looking up things to do in Philly!